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What can be done to stop bleeding after tooth extraction?

What can be done to stop bleeding after tooth extraction?

Bleeding: Generally biting on gauze with firm pressure for an hour will do the job. If the socket continues to 'drip' like a faucet then biting on a moistened tea bag for 30 min will do it. The tannin in the tea will clot the drippy area. If the bleeding is heavy see your dentist asap. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Is there a shot to stop the bleeding after a tooth extraction.

Is there a shot to stop the bleeding after a tooth extraction.

Question for you: When was the tooth extracted? Under normal conditions a blood clot forms soon after an extraction and bleeding should stop. If you are still bleeding you need to get right back to your surgeon and have him look at the extraction site. He will make recommendations when you see him. ...Read more

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Why am i still bleeding almost 72 hours after tooth extraction?

Why am i still bleeding almost 72 hours after tooth extraction?

Call dentist: Place a moistened (in water- not hot) tea bag (black tea not herbal or green tea) on the extraction site, hold it there or bite on it with pressure for 20 to 30 minutes. If the bleeding is significantly slowed but still slightly bleeding, re-apply with a new tea bag for 20 to 30 minutes. If unsuccessful, see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Had a lower front tooth extraction and it won't stop bleeding. Help?

Had a lower front tooth extraction and it won't stop bleeding. Help?

Pressure: Place sterile gauze in the socket and apply firm pressure for 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary. If it continues after that, call your dentist. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction. The bleeding is mostly when I wake up and am still in pain .what should I do?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction. The bleeding is mostly when  I wake up and am still in pain .what should I do?

This is not normal: If you’re still bleeding for a week after tooth extraction, I suggest you visit your dentist ASAP to rule out underlying complications. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction ? The bleeding is mostly when I wake up . During the day not much .what should I do?

I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction  ? The bleeding is mostly when I wake up . During  the day not much .what should I do?

Get it rechecked: By now the bleeding should have stopped. The question is, how much blood are we talking about? If you only notice it in the morning then it would be a good idea to make an appt. with your dentist/oral surgeon for first thing in the morning to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction aftercare. Please help! what do I do if it's still bleeding?

Tooth extraction aftercare. Please help! what do I do if it's still bleeding?

Bleeding : If an extraction site continues to bleed, place a dry tea bag over the site and bite on it for about 20-30 minutes. The tannins in black tea will help. Also, avoid sucking through a straw or rinsing, which will dislodge a blood clot. If it continues to bleed, call the dentist who removed the tooth for further instruction. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does pain, bleeding and swelling last after a tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long does pain, bleeding and swelling last after a tooth extraction?

Pain: Swelling should be minimal unless the surgeon had to perform a surgical extraction and even then it should be moderate lasting perhaps a week or less. Bleeding should stop with in an hour, no real post op pain that Motrin cannot handle and that discomfort may last for a day or two (ie three motrin/day for two days). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to stop bleeding from a tooth extraction--more salt water?

How to stop bleeding from a tooth extraction--more salt water?

Light presure: Your dentist should have given you post-operative instructions. Usually a pack of gauze is given and instruction given on how to use them. If you ran out of the gauze, you can use a tea bag. Wet the bag and bite on that with light pressure over the extraction site. Bleeding should stop in a few minutes. Call the dentist office for more instruction. ...Read more

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What is one way to stop my gums from bleeding after having a tooth extraction?

What is one way to stop my gums from bleeding after having a tooth extraction?

Depends : If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your blood clot. You can also bite on a wet tea bag for ten minutes. The tannic acid will help clot the blood. Do not suck on anything, smoke or spit for 24 hours. If you continue to bleed, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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